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Poster: Scrim Date: Dec 10, 2007 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: test download from gdfiles

To be honest, I don't know much about tagging. I use winamp for playback, and I am used to just seeing gd77-10-29d01t03 as the song. When I want more info, I open up the txt file that cam with the show.

But i know there must be a logic and huge advantage behind it all. What can tagging do for us? Is it just something that displays the band, year, album, song in the viewer? I ripped all of my CD's onto my HD last year with EAC, and I think things were tagged because all of that info comes up with those (even Dead bootlegs) (info via the online free database at the time of ripping.)

If your flac files are tagged, then when I bring it on winamp I should see all the song titles? That would be cool. So that I could say "yay or nay" on whether or not the effort is worth it, could you explain why we should tag files? Then maybe I would pay more attention myself to doing this for my music. I'm usually a day late, dollar short on realizing all these cool tools.

Thanks for all your work with these uploads. I think the .zip format is great, and easy.

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Poster: BlueMtnMan Date: Dec 10, 2007 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: test download from gdfiles

Using Winamp right click on the row across the top of the media library to customize columns. You can select which fields you want in your display. The text included with the show details which fields I used.
You can also set the display in the play list to the fields you want. At the top of the player click options>preferences>titles.
You can also right click on any song in the play list or library > view file info and the tag will be pulled up to view.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 10, 2007 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: test download from gdfiles

I have the same question scrimp has----I think....

rather than convert the tags, couldn't i just click on each individual link once they're all downloaded and then listen and re-label the songs as I ID them?

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Poster: BlueMtnMan Date: Dec 10, 2007 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: test download from gdfiles

Grendal, I'm not sure exactly what you are asking. You can change tags to your liking.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 10, 2007 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: test download from gdfiles

I'll be lucky if I can get this to play back at all given my lack of tech-knowledge re: shn, flac, etc.

The DL is almost complete, but took over 2 hrs....is that normal for this kind of file? I also DL'd MediaMonkey, but not sure how to use it in relation to opening the file.

I have Itunes and was told it would not work w/this kind of flac, so I guess i have to convert it first? Eventually I'd like to make a simple CD copy of the whole show, as I'm sure the sound quality is superior to the copies I have nw (DL'd from the sources on this LMA site).

any guidance appreciated...

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Poster: BlueMtnMan Date: Dec 10, 2007 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: test download from gdfiles

I can be of little assistance with media monkey. Try highlighting the files in explorer and right click. There may be an option to play or enque in media monkey. You may have to go into windows and change your file association from itues. I can't remember at the moment the steps. Also, I'm sure there is a way to load files from media monkey. Just have to play around. If you end up converting the files, save the flac files. Lossless is a bit of a learning curve, but once you get it you'll be grateful you saved your original files.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 11, 2007 2:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: test download from gdfiles

Thanks, Blue...

I've gotten as far as getting the trax into mediaMonkey, so they're there....haven't "converted" anything yet so they're playing--i assume--as flac files....if I can get them in that form onto a CD i'm golden.

It's as you say a matter of tinkering w/MediaMonkey and seeing what I can do...one thing i've noticed is that they have an EQ box you can call up that allows you to raise/lower diff. levels of sound quality, so I can enhance the bass, for example, and save those changes if I want.

either way, it seems the sound quality of the zip file I DL'd is quite sweet (THANK YOU again for making this incredible show available in that form)...and i'll try my best to keep the flac files while getting them in that form onto a CD i'll guard and cherish always!